About the Focal Performance 165AS3
The dream speaker
The dream speaker
Perfect sound. Discreet style. Premium construction. These are the standards that define Focal – and the reasons why listening to Focal speakers is an absolute pleasure. The Access line offers a marriage of performance and affordability, allowing you to experience the best in sound with a guilt-free conscience.
The whole package
Take Focal sound to the next level with this Access Series 165AS3 component system, which includes two 6-1/2" woofers, two 3″ midrange drivers, two TN43 tweeters, and two external crossovers. The 3-way system offers a more robust sound by designating bass to the woofers and midrange frequencies to the 3" drivers. Coupled with a butyl rubber surround, the all-weather durability of the woven fiberglass cones ensures performance even in the hottest, most humid environments without distortion or warping.
Unlike a traditional raised dome tweeter, the aluminum inverted dome shape of the TN43 tweeter evenly disperses high frequencies, creating a very wide soundstage with fine resolution and exciting dynamics. Enhance stereo imaging by installing these tweeters exactly where you need them with included flush-mount hardware.
This system's external crossovers ensure a seamless distribution of frequencies to the woofer and tweeter, for a totally natural sound. A 3-position tweeter level adjustment allows you to customize your high frequencies and get them just the way you like them.
Installation note: You'll need a pair of our universal backstraps to install the tweeters in the factory locations.
- two 6-1/2" DFS woofers, two 3" midrange drivers, two aluminum TN43 inverted-dome tweeters, and two external crossovers
- 3-position adjustable tweeter level
- non-resonant ABS/fiberglass woofer basket
- wire mesh grilles included
- 2-80 watts RMS power range (160 watts peak)
- frequency response: 55-20,000 Hz
- sensitivity: 90 dB
- impedance: 4 ohms
- mounting depth: 2-5/8" (woofer) / 1-3/4" (midrange)
- warranty: 1 year
- MFR # 165AS3
What's in the box:
- Two woofers
- Two midrange
- Two inverted dome tweeters (each with 18" length of speaker wire attached)
- 2 Flush mount tweeter cups (installed)
- 2 Angled surface mount tweeter cups
- 2 Crossover networks
- 2 Tweeter lock washers
- 2 Woofer grilles
- 2 Woofer grille mounting rings
- 2 Woofer mounting gaskets
- 2 Midrange grilles
- 2 Midrange grille mounting rings
- 2 Midrange mounting gaskets
- 8 Speed clips
- Eight 1" Self-tapping pan head screws
- Eight 1/2" Self-tapping pan head screws
- Four 5/8" Self-tapping flat head screws
- Four M4 x 25mm Machine screws (each with a lock washer and flat washer attached)
- Four M4 Nuts
- Owner's manual (English/ French)
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Features & specs
|Speaker Size||6 1/2|
|Tweeter Design||Inverted dome|
|Woofer Surround||Butyl Rubber|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter)||85.98|
|Sensitivity at 2.83 volts||90|
|Frequency Response||55 - 20k Hz|
|Minimum RMS Wattage||---|
|Maximum RMS Wattage||80|
|Peak Power Handling (Watts)||160|
|Top-mount Depth (Inches)||2 5/8|
|Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)||N/A|
|Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)||5 9/16|
|Mounting Height (Inches)||0.358|
Cone Material: The Dual Fiberglass Structure Membrane (DFS) is a light, rigid, woven glass fiber woofer cone. The butyl rubber surround is resistant to ultraviolet rays, temperature extremes, and humidity to add to the speaker's reliability and longevity.
Basket: The woofer features an ABS basket reinforced with 20% fiberglass.
Voice Coil: The voice coil is wound around a 1" diameter low-mass Kapton former, ensuring no coil deformation.
Size Classification Note: Some manufacturers, including Focal, call this size speaker a 6-1/2". Because it requires a larger cutout than a standard 6-1/2" speaker, Crutchfield has traditionally referred to this size woofer as a 6-3/4". Please enter your vehicle information to confirm fit.
Cone: Like the woofer, the midrange uses a DFS cone and butyl rubber surround.
Size: The midrange drivers are not a standard size, Focal calls them 3". They can be top or bottom mounted and have these dimensions:
- Depth (top mount): 1.706"
- Mounting height: 0.25"
- Flange height: 0.181"
- Depth (bottom mount): 1.887"
- Tweeter protrusion: 0.069"
- Cutout diameter: 2.991"
- Frame diameter: 3.706"
Terminals: The inputs are quick slide terminals; 0.187" (+) and 0.110" (-).
Inverted Dome Tweeter: The tweeter is an inverted aluminum and magnesium dome, producing a broad sound stage. The tweeter has a Neodymium magnet to provide a powerful magnetic field for the voice coil, while still maintaining the tweeter's compact dimensions.
Mounting Options: The tweeter can be surface or flush mounted using the included adapters. Focal recommends flush mounting, but the included angled cup allows surface mounting at approximately 20° or approximately 40°. The top of the angle mount cup and the bottom of the flush mount cup can be combined to create another surface mount (non-angled).
Components: Focal uses audiophile grade polypropylene capacitors and air core inductors to ensure high definition and a dynamic sound quality.
Tweeter Level: You can adjust the output level of the tweeter on the crossover to -3 dB, 0 dB, or +3 dB.
Crossover Specs: The crossover uses 2nd order, 12 dB per octave high-pass, low-pass, and band-pass filters. The crossover points are 450 Hz and 3,500 Hz.
Wiring: The inputs and outputs are screw terminals; they will accept bare wire or spade connectors up to 0.3" wide.
|Flush Mount||Surface Mount||20° Surface Mount||40° Surface Mount|
|Depth||0.875"||0.667" (screw depth)||0.675" (screw depth)||0.675" (screw depth)|
- Width: 3-1/2"
- Height: 1-9/16"
- Depth: 5-1/2"
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